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Started by deadmanwalking23 on Jul 12, 2020 1:14:55 PM
What shall I do with my plums?

I have been given a large bag of plums. Apparently they are for cooking. Any ideas what to make with them?

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GrrrIbdis - 12 Jul 2020 13:16:36 (#1 of 34)

German Pflaumenkuchen. Eat with whipped cream

Dayraven - 12 Jul 2020 13:19:53 (#2 of 34)

Put them in the icebox, someone will eat them for you.

widenation - 12 Jul 2020 13:22:41 (#3 of 34)

Plum brandy.

dreams99 - 12 Jul 2020 13:23:36 (#4 of 34)

Pie.

GrrrIbdis - 12 Jul 2020 13:23:59 (#5 of 34)

Have you got enough of them to fill a jar up, add sugar and cover them in brandy, or vodka, or rum? This really helps with family Christmases.

JohnIlly - 12 Jul 2020 13:24:08 (#6 of 34)

Jam.

carterbrandon - 12 Jul 2020 13:28:09 (#7 of 34)

Crumble.

WibbleAgain - 12 Jul 2020 13:38:51 (#8 of 34)

Any of the above, with finely chopped crystalised ginger to give it some oomph.

deadmanwalking23 - 12 Jul 2020 13:40:22 (#9 of 34)

Plum brandy.

Now we're talking

TheExcession - 12 Jul 2020 14:18:12 (#10 of 34)

"What shall I do with my plums?"

Matron!

widenation - 12 Jul 2020 14:30:28 (#11 of 34)

Had an associate from Cumbria who was often on about 'rattling his plums'.

browserbutton - 12 Jul 2020 14:35:08 (#12 of 34)

Spicy plum and apple crumble, with lashings of gloopy custard.

wickeltisch - 12 Jul 2020 14:54:37 (#13 of 34)

German Pflaumenkuchen

You'll need Zwetschgen (damson) for that, not any kind of plum will do.

helbel - 12 Jul 2020 15:00:29 (#14 of 34)

I’m now craving an apple and plum crumble.

GrrrIbdis - 12 Jul 2020 15:09:26 (#15 of 34)

You'll need Zwetschgen (damson) for that, not any kind of plum will do

I sort of assumed that, "Apparently, they're for cooking," meant that that was what they were! People in the UK refer to both Zwetchgen and Pflaumen as just 'Plums'. I blame the Victoria Plum, an obvious prune/gage hybrid, for this.

Delighted_User - 12 Jul 2020 15:39:34 (#16 of 34)

I thought it was just an Austrian/German difference in the word for plum.

wickeltisch - 12 Jul 2020 16:44:56 (#17 of 34)

No, Zwetschgen are less sweet and firmer than plums, so better for making cake. In Alsace they're called Quetsch and they make a fantastic eau de vie from them.

frantastic - 12 Jul 2020 16:48:45 (#18 of 34)

Give one to Bob. That’ll keep him in line.

browserbutton - 12 Jul 2020 17:01:15 (#19 of 34)

Heh. Bake a plumb pie and invite the neighbours round.

GrrrIbdis - 12 Jul 2020 17:04:26 (#20 of 34)

a fantastic eau de vie

Slivovitz! The Slavic name apparently refers to the bluish colour of the fruits, and is cognate with sloes -another sour blue plum variety of splendid medicinal application.

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